NEW YORK CITY: La MaMa Experimental Club has announced a series of digital programming for the month of December, featuring works by artists from around the globe.
The series will kick off with a cabaret performance of Cairo Kitkat Club (Dec. 11-14), from HaRaKa Platform and co-presented with Goethe-Institut and in partnership with artists and specialists from New York, Berlin, Cairo, and London. The multimedia project retells the history of cabaret and clandestine performance through the story of Egypt’s KitKat Club, the now-demolished, infamous nightclub established in 18th-century Cairo. Cairo KitKat Club was composed by Mona Gamil, Lamia Gouda, Hafez, Ohoude Khadr, Adam Kucharski, and Cindy Sibilsky. Guest stars include Ohoude Khadr (Berlin), Fadi J. Khoury (New York), Nicky Paraiso (New York), and Amie Sultan (Cairo). The project was conceived, choreographed, and directed by Adham Hafez.
Next up will be Nicky Paraiso’s Christmas in Virtual Nickyland 2020 (Dec. 15), a holiday cabaret that will feature performances from Yoshiko Chuma, with Ginger Dolden, Kyle Dacuyan, Ginger Dolden and Pete Lanctot, Potri Ranka Manis, Meredith Monk, John Scott with Mortimer, Justin Elizabeth Sayre, and Paz Tanjuaquio.
The series will conclude with La MaMa’s Squirts: Generations of Queer Performance (Dec. 18-19). This compilation of works from artists in New York City’s queer performance world was curated by Alexander Paris. The featured artists on Dec. 18 will include Starr Busby, Staceyann Chin, Anne Cuntyham, Ena Da, Ty Defoe, K8 Hardy, Soo Intoit, Daniel Alexander Jones, Kyle Lopez, Junior Mintt, Jeremy O. Harris, Mthr Trsa, Nicky Paraiso, Richard Perez, Julius (Julie J) Powell, Lorelei Ramirez, Pamela Sneed, Basit Shittu, and Ianne Fields Stewart. The Dec. 19 performance will feature artist Daniel Alexander Jones in an evening-length hybrid dialogue/performance about what it means to look within when the outside world brings so much chaos to our doorsteps.
Founded in 1961, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company that produces and presents avant-garde performance works from across the globe.
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